- The Washington Times - Monday, February 16, 2009

Robbins gets show

NBC is teaming up with self-help guru Tony Robbins and “Biggest Loser” producer Reveille for a reality show that aims to radically transform the lives of participants — in most cases without surgery, million-dollar prizes or drill-sergeant-like personal trainers.

According to TVWeek.com, the network has given the go-ahead for eight episodes of the as-yet-untitled series, which has been in the works since last year. Details of the format are still being finalized, but the heart of the show involves Mr. Robbins working with distressed persons to give them the tools they need to change their lives. The show will stay with participants over several months to document how their lives change, TVWeek says.

On tap tonight

Chris Brown & Rihanna: Love in Trouble (6 p.m., MTV) — With nonstop news coverage of this lovers quarrel, you knew it was only a matter of time before some sort of documentary was rushed on the air. Cable’s MTV, apparently, is first out the gate with this half-hour special that examines Mr. Brown’s reported attack on Rihanna and its ramifications, the couple’s year-long relationship — and the influence the reported domestic violence between Mr. Brown’s former stepfather and mother may have had on him.

Compiled by Robyn-Denise Yourse from staff, Web and wire reports

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